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Back to School Anxiety for Dogs

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Back to School Anxiety for Dogs

Dogs don’t go to school but as kids go back to school or head off to college, bringing to an end weeks of summer fun and increased activity in the home. Suddenly the changes in your schedule will affect their mood.  They feel lonely and anxious and can develop separation anxiety.  At least one in 6 dogs, along with a countless number of cats, will exhibit symptoms of separation anxiety or display increased levels if they are already prone to the condition, said Professor Nicholas Dodman, director of the small animal behavior clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine...

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The Safest Sunscreen for Dogs

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The Safest Sunscreen for Dogs

You wouldn’t head out for a day of fun in the sun without slathering yourself and the kids in sunscreen, but what about our four-legged, furry friends? In addition to providing our dogs with UPF50 clothing, proper shade, and hydration on sunny days, sunscreen should be part of your warm-weather care routine. Can Dogs Get Sunburned? Yes, just like us, our doges can get burned from sun exposure.  Millie Rosales DVM, DACVD, of Miami Veterinary Dermatology, says that a sunburned dog can suffer from red, inflamed skin that becomes irritated and painful. Sunburns on dogs can also lead to hair...

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Spring Plants That Are Dangerous for Pets

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Spring Plants That Are Dangerous for Pets

 and as the saying goes, we should all stop and smell the roses. But it’s important to keep in mind that some plants and fertilizers can be toxic to your pet in the springtime.

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